There’s Nothing “Clean” About a “Clean” Debt Ceiling Increase

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“What does a ‘clean’ increase mean? It means no politician has to give up anything. Nobody on Capitol Hill or at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has to make any sacrifices. Congress just votes to increase the limit on a very special credit card, spent by it but billed to taxpayers (including future unborn generations). It seems like magic. But, of course, magic isn’t real. And there’s nothing ‘clean’ about the proposed debt ceiling increase. It’s a filthy scam played on Americans by politicians who believe — or at least hope — they’ll be retired or dead before the winds of reality blow down the house of cards they’re building. And the silliest part is that it isn’t even remotely necessary …. If the US government limited itself to spending THIS year what it spent in 2019, its budget would be balanced.” (05/06/23)